Friday, July 6, 2012

 

BC Gov't News

Crime Prevention Gets Boost

Almost $900K in traffic fine money heads to city coffers

Released by Jordon Siimmons, BC Government Caucus

 

he City of Chilliwack will be receiving $890,421 from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program (TFRS) portion of the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF).

 

"Chilliwack's police officers do incredible work protecting our community and keeping our streets safe. By providing additional resources for policing services and crime prevention initiatives, this program helps ensure the continued safety of Chilliwack families," said MLA John Les in a release Thursday.

Why this matters:

  • With this installment, we have now invested over $975 million in the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community Regional District Grants since 2001.
     

  • SCIF grants allow communities to invest in their own priority projects.
     

  • Small Community and Regional District Grants assist local governments in providing basic services.
     

  • The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program helps municipalities that directly pay for police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based on its contribution to total municipal policing costs.
     

  • This money will provide additional funding for local policing services and crime prevention programs.


Additional information:

  • The Small Community and Regional District Grant allocation is based on population and assessment.
     

  • Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program funds come from fines on violation tickets.
     

  • Learn more about B.C. local governments here.

 

For more information, visit www.johnlesmla.bc.ca

 

 

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